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  • Nutrients in Milk Products > Calcium

    The Importance of Milk and Milk Products as Reliable Sources of Calcium

    Not only are milk and milk products high in calcium, but the calcium they provide also has good bioavailability, i.e., it is easily accessible to the body. In contrast, most plant sources contain lower amounts and/or less bioavailable calcium.

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  • Scientific Evidence > Roles on Certain Health Conditions

    Milk Products May Prevent Age-related Muscle Loss

    A number of studies indicate that milk products may prevent age-related loss of muscle mass and strength. Also known as sarcopenia, it can be prevented and managed by being physically active and getting enough protein and vitamin D in the diet.1,2 These recommendations are put forward by...

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  • Scientific Evidence > Roles on Certain Health Conditions

    Pre-Menstrual Syndrome and Milk Products: Evidence Update

    Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) affects a large proportion of women. Fortunately, certain lifestyle modifications—including adopting a healthy diet— can help control light and mild symptoms. For example, various studies have identified calcium as a key nutrient for counteracting PMS.

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  • Scientific Evidence > Cardiovascular Disease

    No Association between Milk Products and Mortality

    In light of the totality of evidence, including meta-analyses and systematic reviews of prospective studies, there is no association between milk product consumption and mortality risk.

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  • Scientific Evidence > Lactose Intolerance and Milk Allergy

    Lactose Intolerance: Health Authorities' Recommendations

    Several authorities such as the National Institutes of Health, the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition, and the National Medical Association recommend that milk and milk products remain part of the diets of individuals with lactose intolerance

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  • Scientific Evidence > Experts' Summaries

    Study: Do Young Athletes Make Appropriate Food Choices Before, During, and After Competition?

    It is important that the diet of young athletes meets nutritional recommendations. This is what our research team examined at the 2011 Quebec and Canada Winter Games.

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  • Scientific Evidence > Roles on Certain Health Conditions

    Probiotic Milk Products and Digestive Health

    Probiotic products consist of specific strains of live bacteria that have potentially favourable health effects. A number of studies provide evidence that milk products with probiotics may be beneficial for digestive health and may improve various digestive problems.

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  • Scientific Evidence > Experts' Summaries

    What is the Impact of Removing Chocolate Milk from Schools?

    Increasing childhood obesity rates have made food intake at school a focal point for policy makers, school administrators, parents, and the media. Flavoured milks are being limited or even eliminated from some schools in Canada and the U.S. … with unintended consequences that could critically hinder optimal nutrient intakes.

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Symposium 2015

Our annual Symposium is back! This year, we will explore nutrition and sustainability.

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Cardiovascular Disease and Milk Products: Summary of Evidence

Milk products, regardless of their fat content, do not appear to increase cardiovascular risk. In fact, a growing body of evidence indicates that milk products are associated with a reduced risk of...

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Pre-Menstrual Syndrome and Milk Products: Evidence Update

Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) affects a large proportion of women. Fortunately, certain lifestyle modifications—including adopting a healthy diet— can help control light and mild symptoms. For...

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Replacement of Saturated Fat with Other Nutrients

Current nutritional guidelines recommend decreasing saturated fat intake to improve blood lipids and reduce cardiovascular risk. However, the effect on cardiovascular health may vary depending on...

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Saturated Fat and Cardiovascular Disease: Where Are We?

While a lowered intake of saturated fat has commonly been indicated for improved cardiovascular health, evidence from recent studies such as systematic reviews, meta-analyses and prospective cohort...

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Milk Products and Type 2 Diabetes: An Update

The relationship between milk product consumption and type 2 diabetes has been examined in several meta-analyses. Evidence to date suggests that milk product consumption is associated with a reduced...

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Lactose Intolerance: Health Authorities' Recommendations

Several authorities such as the National Institutes of Health, the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition, and the National Medical Association recommend that milk and milk products...

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Osteoporosis and Fractures Are Under-Recognized Among Asians

There is a growing concern about osteoporosis and fractures among Asian populations. Although milk products can help prevent osteoporosis, they are under-consumed by these population groups.

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